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aleo solar increases production capacity to 390 MW

aleo solar AG is increasing its total annual solar module production capacity across its three factories from 250 MW to 390 MW by the end of 2011.

aleo solar is investing around €20 million in the expansion, which could create 100 new jobs.

"By expanding at two of our sites, we are pushing forward with our sustainable growth strategy," says York zu Putlitz, CEO of aleo solar AG. "aleo solar's future capacity will be around two million solar modules a year."

In order to increase capacity from 180 MW to 280 MW by the end of the coming year, the main solar module factory at Prenzlau will be modernising its oldest production line, aleo I from the company’s start of production in 2002.

Capacity will also be increased by improving production efficiency and by utilising solar cells with a higher output rating.

The avim solar production Co. Ltd. joint venture, based in Gaomi, China, will lift production capacity to 90 MW from the present 50 MW, while the Spanish solar module plant at Santa Maria de Palautordera will maintain its current capacity of 20 MW.

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